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Street Fight Daily: The Quiet Success of Ecommerce App Wish, LinkedIn Launches B2B Marketing Tool

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: The Quiet Success of Ecommerce App Wish, LinkedIn Launches B2B Marketing Tool

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Ecommerce App Wish Has ‘Hundreds of Millions of Users’ (Plus Other Stats About the Company) (TechCrunch)… LinkedIn Debuts New Targeting Feature for Marketers (AdAge)… SoundHound’s Virtual Assistant Launches Out of Beta (VentureBeat)…

Good Uncle’s Cerilli: ‘We Could Change the Face of Franchising’

Annie Melton

Good Uncle’s Cerilli: ‘We Could Change the Face of Franchising’

If Wiley Cerilli’s new venture has its way, geography won’t be as limiting a factor in determining who has access to gourmet food and celebrated dishes from famous chefs. The company, which recently raised $2.2 million, will launch this fall in smaller cities and towns, linking local populations to big-city food via a mobile app and delivery service.

GrubHub’s Chia: Scale and ‘Strong Partnership Model’ Keep Company Afloat in Saturated Market

Annie Melton

GrubHub’s Chia: Scale and ‘Strong Partnership Model’ Keep Company Afloat in Saturated Market

Competition in the local delivery space has exploded in the past few years as on-demand providers rushed to connect service providers with consumers as efficiently as possible. Street Fight recently caught up with GrubHub’s SVP of Operations, Stan Chia, who says the company’s fundamental mission — restaurant discovery — hasn’t changed.

LBMA Podcast: Absolut Bottles Become Media Platforms, Swedish Bakery Sends Real Treats in Exchange for Web Cookies

Asif Khan

LBMA Podcast: Absolut Bottles Become Media Platforms, Swedish Bakery Sends Real Treats in Exchange for Web Cookies

On the show: Pernod Ricard turns Absolut bottles into IoT play; Swedish bakery Pågen sends real treats in exchange for web cookies; Google provides $1 million grant to Wayfindr in London; Irisys launches Gazelle 2; Jane Goodall launches Tapestry of Hope map. Plus, news from PlaceIQ and IRI; Walmart; Sears; Dwolla and Seamless; and GameStop.

Street Fight Daily: Google Tests Direct Hotel Booking, Yelp Sued By Delivery Drivers

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Google Tests Direct Hotel Booking, Yelp Sued By Delivery Drivers

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Tests Direct Hotel Booking (Search Engine Land)… Drivers Sue Yelp Over Unpaid Tips for Food Delivery Service Eat24 (Fortune)… Deep-Fried Crystal Ball: Seamless’s Recent Missteps Pave the Way for Competitors (Digiday)…

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps, GoDaddy Keeps Buying Startups

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps, GoDaddy Keeps Buying Startups

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Nokia Weighs Sale of Maps Business to Focus on Networks (Bloomberg)… GoDaddy Acquires Marketplace Startup Elto To Expand Its Services For Web Pros (TechCrunch)… Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market (New York Times)…

GrubHub(s) vs. Uber(s) vs. Yelp(s): Making Sense of the Mayhem in Local Commerce

Steven Jacobs

GrubHub(s) vs. Uber(s) vs. Yelp(s): Making Sense of the Mayhem in Local Commerce

Last week, ride-sharing service Lyft announced that it had closed a $250 million round of funding to compete with Uber in what will likely become a capital-intensive — and noisy — race around the world. But the battle over transportation is just one example of a wider push by tech companies to reinvent traditionally offline industries by developing lightweight marketplaces…

GrubHub Files For $100M IPO

Steven Jacobs

GrubHub Files For $100M IPO

Grubhub has officially thrown its hat into the I.P.O. ring, with the public filing of its prospectus Friday morning. The online ordering firm, which merged with competitor Seamless in August, filed the prospectus confidentially with the SEC last week under a new provision introduced by the JOBS act aimed at making the IPO process less expensive for smaller companies…

7 Local Logistics and Delivery Platforms for Restaurants

Stephanie Miles

7 Local Logistics and Delivery Platforms for Restaurants

Retailers can get away with one-day or two-day delivery timelines, but restaurants are held to a different standard. Meals need to be easy to order, easy to pay for, and they need to be delivered while they’re still hot. A number of local logistics vendors are stepping in with platforms meant to simplify the delivery process for restaurant owners, providing tools to manage and process orders digitally…

Street Fight Daily: Food Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns, Apple Beefs Up Maps

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Food Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns, Apple Beefs Up Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyFood Delivery Merger Stirs Concerns (Wall Street Journal)… Apple Beefing Up Maps With Crowdsourcing, “Ground Truth” Hires (Apple Insider)… UrbanSpoon To Focus On Quality Restaurant Reviews After Selling Rezbook To OpenTable (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Seamless GrubHub Merge, Wanderful Media Raises $9M

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Seamless GrubHub Merge, Wanderful Media Raises $9M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.GrubHub, Seamless, and the Importance of the Purchase (Bloomberg Businessweek)… Newspaper Companies Invest Another $9M In Local Deal Startup Wanderful Media (TechCrunch)… What Patch Employees Were Told During the Friday Evening Conference Call (Romenesko)…